Mom’s Meals Insights: Why Controlling Kidney Disease is More Important Than Ever

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Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse.

Listening to the physician is crucial, but changing to a diet specific to kidney disease is also important.

Mom's Meals offers a renal-friendly menu with meals delivered right to the door. Those with kidney disease have enough on their plate without having to worry about the right make-up of each of their meals.

Chronic kidney disease is a serious problem, especially for those over age 80. And according to a study published in September, 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the problem is only getting worse. Those with chronic kidney disease have higher rates for other health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in the U.S.

How were these findings about chronic kidney disease determined? The researchers examined data from more than 3,500 people aged 80 and older who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys between 1988 and 2010, and the findings raised serious concerns.    

But what can be done about it? Seniors need to first to get advice from their doctors, understand the risks, and address them with lifestyle changes.

Those with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease are more at risk for chronic kidney disease, and the rate increases for some racial and ethnic groups including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Because diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease, the best thing to do is to control these conditions.

This is done first by consulting with a physician and then focusing on a healthy diet, increased exercise, and limiting habits that can negatively impact kidney function, especially smoking.

Regular doctor visits and check-ups, and a low-fat, low-salt diet is also important.

“Chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure if seniors are not taking the right steps,” said Rick Anderson, president of Mom’s Meals, “Nutrition is a big factor, and we want to help make things easier by offering a renal-friendly menu with meals delivered right to the door. Those suffering with kidney disease have enough on their plate without having to worry about the right make-up of their meals. That’s our job.”

Mom’s Meals strives to be the leading expert and provider of senior and patient nutrition to help support health and recuperation and nourish independence at home for higher quality living. The company is dedicated to providing fresh-made, nutritious, home-delivered meals to customers nationwide and has specialized in senior and patient care for over 13 years.

Mom’s Meals are available for customers on specific diets including heart-healthy meals that are both low sodium and low fat, diabetic-friendly meals with 60 carbs or less, renal meals, and vegetarian and gluten-free choices. Mom’s Meals prepares, packages, and delivers ready-to-heat and eat meals directly to a customer’s door anywhere in the United States. For more information, or to order Mom’s Meals, call 1-866-508-6667.

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